One day I was reading a newspaper and suddenly came across a headline- “Meet the luckiest woman in the world”. Till the time I could refrain from reading further, I was already in the middle of the article. So let’s begin-
Who says women are bad at mathematics? If you are also one among them, then you would probably stop saying it after reading this article. Joan R. Ginther is referred as the luckiest woman in the world. And she achieved this appellation for hitting four lottery jackpots. Yes, four lottery jackpots.
The most surprising fact is that none of her lottery jackpots were small. She scooped multiple million jackpots each time. For the very first time, she scooped $5.4 million. A decade later, Joan fortunately won $2 million. Again two years later, luck showered $3 million and finally in the spring of 2008, Joan again hit a jackpot worth $10 million.
The odds of winning these jackpots were one in eighteen septillions in layman’s word the odds of getting struck by lightning seems like a child’s prayer.
P.S. – Don’t try; you won’t be even able to calculate the zeros in septillion.